Diaper Rash - Buford, GA

Updated on November 17, 2006
A.W. asks from Buford, GA
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I need a good diaper rash remedy. My 8 month old has her first serious diaper rash (I have no idea where it came from). She woke up at 1:00 this morning crying with a dirty diaper. I changed it and she went back to sleep then woke up at 7:00 with the worst diaper rash I've ever seen. It even has little blisters!!! Please give me your proven solutions. I've been washing the area with plain water and soft washcloths and I've let her go without a diaper a few times today to air it all out. Then I've applied diaper rash cream. It doesn't look any better than this morning.

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Thank You Everyone!
I tried numerous things and the rash is looking much better now. It actually finally started healing when I put a tiny bit of Monistat on it, and then covered it with Desitin. I also put her in a few baking soda baths to soak it. I think it must have been a little viral rash rather than a typical diaper rash. She was just getting over her first realy runny nose. I appreciate everyone's advice!!!

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S.D.

answers from Atlanta on

Try the putting A&D ointment on first then put something like Balmex on her bottom. Also, try Boudreaux's butt paste, I found that to be extremely effective. If that doesn't work, you may need to take her to her pediatrician so they can prescribe something a little bit stronger for her!!

Good luck, A. and I hope Isabella starts feeling better soon!!

S. Daves :-)

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C.R.

answers from Nashville on

My ped. suggested cleansing the skin with a warm soft wash cloth (never use wipes) then use the plain milk of magnesia and dab on with a cotton ball. Allow to dry and then put desitin on top. If the rash is caused by the acid in the stool (diahrea) then the acid cannot eat through the milk of magnesia. It acts as a protectant for the skin! Works great!

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A.G.

answers from Atlanta on

Well A. My daughter is 8 months also and she recently had a bad diaper rash, a friend of mine gave me some lotion called renew, I was desperate because I tried everything from cornstarch, A&D ointment, even desitin but nothing else worked, So I tried the Renew.... The next day I saw a diiference that you wouldnt even believe.. I mean her area was still discolored but she had no more discoloration.... I now work for that company (from home) because the way that I feel is if something could work so fast,be so inexpensive and not give her a even worst rash then this is something that I would want to share with everyone...Please contact me [email protected]____.com so that I can give you some more information about that wonderful lotion(which also cleared her excema)Looking forward to hearing from you!!!!

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K.P.

answers from Chattanooga on

A.--at your local farmers co-op you can find something called bag balm. It us used for udders on cows and various things. I used it when my son was born and it seemed to help. I would apply it at each diaper change even when the rash was gone just for skin protection. Also if you can find peri-care ointment (they use this for elderly persons that have to wear diapers) that is also good. You may want to take her to the doctor and make sure it is diaper rash and not a type of yeast infection. My friends little girl had a problem with yeast several years ago. The doctor gave her cream but her mom told her to try plain yogurt and smear it on her bottom and that seemed to work. I liked this idea because I dont like to use medicine if I can find something natural that works.. And also use plain cornstarch instead of powder. You may check your natural food stores and see what they might have. Good luck.

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C.Y.

answers from Nashville on

My dr recommended Triple Paste. You can find it at Walgreens or CVS I believe. It's expensive ($10 for 2 oz) but it works great.

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S.M.

answers from Atlanta on

My daughter used to get rashes like that as well. After trying all you did, we also used Dr. Smith's diaper rash cream. It works!!! We still use it as routine maintainance at night. She rarely ever has a diaper rash, but if she does we slather it on with each change and it is gone within 24 hours. It is hard to find and a little pricey, but well worth it!! I have found it at Publix and Walgreens. Good Luck!

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M.H.

answers from Macon on

Try Aveeno soothing bath and A&D ointment.

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M.G.

answers from Columbus on

Hey Anne~
My son is in his teething phase and had such a bad diaper rash, he would refuse to sit down. I wash his bottom with warm water and let him air dry. I used Boudreaux's Butt Paste(from Wal-Mart) which I think works better than all the other diaper rash ointments and I also put baby powder to catch any added moisture. Hope this helps.

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H.

answers from Atlanta on

I have twin boys that are going to be three in Dec.
We have tried several things the ones that worked the best are
a cream called Triple Cream. It used to be in the pharmacy but I found it in the baby section at super walmart as well.
Also we recently tried Johnson's and Johnson's no more rash.
The trick is to change her very often while she has a rash and keep putting it on. We have also tried a remedy that my mother-in-law suggested. Take plain corn starch that you buy at the grocery and brown it in a pan. Then use either ann empty powder container or use a jar or can and poke wholes in it to create your own shaker. This worked on my boys' worst diaper rash.
Hang in there I know how frustrating it is to not be able to soothe all of your little one's pains.

H.

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B.S.

answers from Columbus on

I do not know for sure but it sounds like it might be yeast. Dependign on your preferences you can start with just plain yogurt. If that seems to make it better then try it for a few days.If it helps some but not enough then try lotrimin.
B.

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S.H.

answers from Savannah on

If you have tried Balmex and A+D ointment talk her to the doctor because it might be ecsema.

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S.D.

answers from Macon on

A.,

The best solution for rashes is Tahitian Noni Juice. Pour Tahitian Noni Juice on a clean cloth and wipe the area after each drying and cleaning. Also, you may pour Tahitian Noni Juice into the pamper and allow it to stay in place while your child play. After each changing, add Tahitian Noni Juice to the new diaper. How to order Tahitian Noni Juice -- online www.tni.com/mstroutmans --- by telephone 1-888-869-9236. Use ID# ###-###-#### and your visa or mastercard. Keep in touch and inform me of how great it was. It Works!!

S.
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W.R.

answers from Columbus on

There are actually two things I used for both of my kids when they were babies and had bad diaper rashes. The first was I was told to use Cherry flavored Mylanta liquid and it did work on my son believe it or not for a couple of days and his cleared up and the other was a perscription ointment called Nystatin Cream and this stuff is a miracle!!! I used it for my daughter and it worked like a charm within 24 hours and every time she had any kind of signs of a severe sign of diaper rash I would use it and it never got any worse.

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S.S.

answers from Nashville on

The key is to use a good barrier type paste that is thick, like boudreaux butt paste or happy hiney oint. (this one you have to get from pediatrician). When you change the diaper do not take off all of the ointment just pat the bottom to remove the stool this maintains the protective barrier. If the blisters are not lessening within a few days it may be a yeast type rash which requires a script from the doctor. Otherwise you are doing everything right. Remember to limit foods in the diet that increase liquid stools too, like juices.

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R.N.

answers from Atlanta on

I actually have a great product that I use on my daughter and that my pediatrician recommends to her patients. It's called Arbonne Baby Care. They have a whole line of baby skin care products that work wonders on your baby's skin. If you would like to try some samples I can either mail some out to you or bring them by your house (depending on where you live) and your baby's little tushy will be cleared up in no time!
R. N.
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M.

answers from Atlanta on

I used Lotrimin and Butt Paste. Apply the Lotrimin 1st then top with Butt Paste. Worked wonders.

Mel

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C.L.

answers from Athens on

We like Dr. Smith's diaper cream, it seems to clear up the worst for us. We get it at Eckerd or Walmart. I know at Walmart they usually have it at the Pharmacy but you have to ask for it. Its more expensive that your normal diaper creams too but I think its worth it. Good Luck!

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C.H.

answers from Memphis on

The best over the counter remedy for diaper rash is Resinol. You normally have to ask for it at your local pharmacists but it works & it works fast.

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A.

answers from Savannah on

My name is A.. I have a 3yr old, and when she used to get diaper rashes I used an ointment called Flanders and within 2 days the rash would be gone. She didn't get that many rashes, but when she did get one that was the only thing I would use. One other thing is as long as she has the rash, don't try to clean all the ointment off when changing diaper, only pat clean or rub softly. Wiping too hard might worsen rash or peel skin since she has blisters.

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T.G.

answers from Knoxville on

I don't have any home remedies, but Boudreaux's Butt Paste is awesome! My little man has only had diaper rash a couple of times (he's 9 months old)...every time his tushy looks a little red, I put some of that stuff on there and never have a problem.

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S.W.

answers from Atlanta on

call the doctor... depending on what it looks like they will recommend something over the counter or prescription.

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E.D.

answers from Hattiesburg on

my son just had a really bad one i used boudreux's butt paste and put powder on him it was almost gone overnight; it's been two days and completely gone

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A.E.

answers from Memphis on

Boudreaux's Butt Paste!!! If she won't let you touch her diaper area to apply it, squirt it all over her diaper and put the diaper on.

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B.R.

answers from Atlanta on

Hi. the old fashion desitin is the best. IF that doesn't help, you may ask you dr to prescribe burn cream. Everytime my son would get a new tooth, he would get the worst diaper rash I have ever, ever seen! That was the only thing that gave me fast results

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A.M.

answers from Knoxville on

I have 3 children and I can tell you from experience that there is no better diaper rash cream on this planet that can do better than Dr. Guiders butt cream. That is the real name of it and you can only buy it at select drugstores. I know that East Tenn. drugs here in lenoir city has it. You have to ask the pharmist for it but you can buy it without a perscription. It costs about 10.00. Good Luck!

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S.A.

answers from Athens on

Well my daughter has very sensitive skin she can get diaper rashes easily. I take a very very warm wash cloth and hold it to her bottom. It makes her feel so much better. You may have to re-wet it a few times. It helps to calm the pain down. Then I make sure that her bottom is completely dry before I apply the diaper rash cream. I use Desitin Original. It has a funny smell but you will get used to it. It is so thick that a little goes a long way. Make sure you put some on every time you change her diaper and make sure to change it pretty often while she has the rash. I also just put a little bit of the cream on her each time I change her diaper anyway because it also helps to prevent rashes from even starting.

But she had a really bad rash in the past and it blistered up. Her doctor told me to apply an anti-fungal cream called Lotrimin (it's near the pharmacy) and I applied that before I put the Desitin on. I hope that helps.

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K.M.

answers from Johnson City on

First thing first if she is starting to get blisters from the diaper rash you need to take her to her doctor. Second avoid the baby wipes even one that says perfume free etc. Clean her bottom off with a warm wash cloth when you cange her diaper.

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M.K.

answers from Atlanta on

A.,

try Triple Paste cream. You can get it at the drug store and some pharmacists keep it back with them. It is a little more expensive but it should help right away. I used that on both my children per my Dr. and it worked really well.

Good luck

M.

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T.R.

answers from Nashville on

Try AD Ointment, not the cream. The ointment absorbs better and stays on longer.

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K.S.

answers from Chattanooga on

bless that baby's heart!

you have received excellent advice, and I hope the baby is better today!

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A.B.

answers from Chattanooga on

I had the same thing happen to my son when he was 1 month old. I took him to the doctor and she told me that the blisters indicate a staph infection and gave him a prescription for an antibiotic (cephlexin) and a cream (bactriban). If I were you, I would take him to the doc soon.

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D.D.

answers from Biloxi on

Hi my name is D. and I have a 4yr old little girl who used to get diaper rash so bad, try soaking your baby's bottom in a warm tub with cornstarch. Ragen used to get them so bad because her skin was so sensitive it would bleed when she started drinking juice so I started diluting her juice with water, but I didn't give her juice when she had diaper rash only water and milk.

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C.L.

answers from Memphis on

I had the same problem with my son. He had diaper rash and it kept getiing worse. It might be the brand of diaper rash ointment you're using. My son is allergic to desitin and it makes his worse, and it blisters up. But then it might be yeast based. For over the counter, i use a&d or resinol (ask for it from the pharmicist). I also have used nystatin that the dr. prescribed. You can probably just call her dr. and they will call it in.

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S.A.

answers from Savannah on

A.,

It sounds like you are doing the right things by letting her go diaperless and using wet washclothes oppose to diaper wipes. I have found when my son has a diaper rash the best two creams are: Aquaphor or Bourdeaux's Butt Paste, both can be found at your local drug store.

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T.C.

answers from Johnson City on

my daughter was like that as soon as she would hae a dirty diaper it would blister and peel and the only thing I found that would work was A&D ointment there is no zink ( which burned her raw tail)in it but it will still put a good barrier over the rash and dont use wipes use warm wet soft paper towels that was all I could use on my daughter. It seemed that her diaper rash would be the worst while she was cutting her molarsso that mey be something to check out and keep an eye on hope this helps.

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F.F.

answers from Atlanta on

Boudreax's Butt Paste!!! I'm telling ya, it is a miracle worker.
Also try using a hairdryer- on a low setting. Dries the little tushie quickly.
GOod Luck!

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H.E.

answers from Knoxville on

Hi A.,

I see others have beat me to the punch. I was going to recommend the Butt Paste, too! We love it. It's the only thing that's worked in bad diaper rash situations with my little guy! Well worth the money! Good luck!

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S.J.

answers from Memphis on

My children are older now, but what I used was an old remedy my mom taught me. Brown some flour in a skillet. Don't use oil or anything; keep stirring it around until it's brown. Let it cool and gently pat on baby every diaper change. IT WORKS.

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J.

answers from Atlanta on

Try putting her in Pampers Baby Dry Diapers when she gets a diaper rash. It helps keep her drier and lets the rash go away quicker. Diaper rash cream & letting her go without a diaper should help also.

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E.A.

answers from Chattanooga on

Beudreaux's Butt Paste is your answer. You can get it at Wal-Mart and it is the only rash cream you'll ever need.

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A.G.

answers from Augusta on

Hi A., my son went through that a few times with the blisters on his bottom...it was horrible looking and I can't imagine how it must have hurt him. I took him to our pediatrician and she told me that Boudreaux's Butt Paste (found at Wal-Mart, Target or Babies-R-Us) is the best. We've been using it off and on since he was about 3 months and he's almost 2. Just slather it all over her little bottom and make sure she stays dry. I believe his worst rash was better within just a few hours of using the Butt Paste. Good luck!

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S.D.

answers from Atlanta on

Because she has blisters, I suspect that the rash is yeast- related. Your doctor can perscribe an anti-yeast cream that should clear it right up.

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D.C.

answers from Iowa City on

It could be a yeast infection which would require the care of a doctor's prescription. You may want to try using a cotton ball soaked in Mylanta or Maalox (the stomach antacids). My doc recommends using that then applying your favorite cream over it. Works great for my son.
Also, try making your own wipes. We use 2 tbsp. creamy baby oil, 2 tbsp. baby wash, and 2 cups warm water. Mix very well, pour over half of one Bounty roll of paper towels. Store in airtight container. Once thoroughly wet (about 4 hours) remove inner cardboard roll and take "wipe" out from the middle. My son hasn't had a diaper rash since we started making our own wipes.

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A.V.

answers from Athens on

Those blisters are scary, for sure. My daughter would get them, and they do just appear. I had tried everything over-the-counter, including Monistat, and finally took her to the Dr. Nystatin was the best relief, and I depended on it until she was out of diapers. But it sounds like you're doing everything right. No juices! Bless her heart, I hope she's feeling better soon!

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S.U.

answers from Nashville on

corn starch or Monostat for yeast infections.

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R.S.

answers from Savannah on

Hey A. R. here ask ur pediatrician for Silver Sulfadiazine wierd name but it's the best in mhy opinion it's a burn cream and when babies chafe (diaper rash) it burn especially at changing time I swear by it if u have any questions u can call me at home ###-###-#### i'll be happy to help p.s. try giving Isabella as much water as possible water helps break down her strong urine and will satisfy her between feedings!R.

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J.W.

answers from Atlanta on

Maalox (the liquid medicine) and corn starch mixed together to form a paste. I know it sounds weird, but it worked wonders on my sons diaper rash (he screamed when I put Desitin on it). Good luck!

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J.P.

answers from Memphis on

diaper tex (can't remember the spelling) it is a very thick paste like substance that is applied with a sponge. You can find it at walgreens
Jen

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A.

answers from Nashville on

I have 3 kids (an 18 month old is my newest), and Beudreoux (sp?) Butt Paste is the best! it has a funny name...you can get it at Target...and most grocery stores...put it on really thick...and it will get rid of the rash! Find it in the baby isle...it really works.

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S.J.

answers from Knoxville on

I agree with the others saying boudreux's buttpaste. that is what my dr. told me to use.. It is some good stuff.. Rash is usually gone very fast...........

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T.D.

answers from Biloxi on

try corn starch!! my kids had diaper rashes so bad they bled! they babypowders have perfume in them so they burn on a diaper rash, oh and don't give the baby any juice until the diaper rash is gone. it will make it worse.

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M.

answers from Atlanta on

I was told by my pediatrician to use Lotrimin AF on a bad rash with my son. It worked wonders!!

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M.R.

answers from Johnson City on

HI my names M. i have a 2 yearold that gets rashes as well i did the same as you did nothing seems too clear well your baby might be ALLEGIC too the dippers or might help if you try cloth dippers thanks!!!

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S.T.

answers from Biloxi on

If you can go to cloth diapers and belive it or not leave the diapers off as long as possible if you can. Not having the pampers on as well as going to cloth diapers for a while should help. She may be taking time to react to the diapers you might need to change the brand of diapers that you are useing because over time it has broken down her skin.

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M.M.

answers from Atlanta on

Boudreaux's Butt Paste does wonders for my little one's tushy...it also works on us as well, for other things...You can get it at Babies R Us.

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E.S.

answers from Nashville on

I have a 3 year old daughter; when she would get a diaper rash I would use palmer's diaper rash creme. But, once when she was sick she came down with a rash so bad that it was actually bleeding; her doctor gave her a rx for nystatin; it worked best. I continued to use it every time she started to get a rash that wouldn't go away even without the blisters.

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J.

answers from Athens on

Try a baking soda sitz-bath. Just run a luke-warm bath as you usually would (minus the soap), and add a couple of tablespoons of baking soda as it's running. You can fill up just a few inches (enough to soak her bottom) or a full bath (it won't hurt her skin). This was recommended to me by a nurse and I have had tremendous luck with it!
As for the rash itself, the sudden onset of blisters really sounds like an allergic reaction.... anything new (or relatively new) in the diet?
Good luck!

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L.A.

answers from Knoxville on

I agree that Dr. Guider's butt cream is the best! My daughter has a really sensitive bottom and got quite a few rashes complete with blisters, especially with loose stools. Dr. Guider's clears it up in no time. If that doesn't work, you might try mixing a little Lotrimin cream in with it. She might have a yeast infection.

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